IMPHAL, DECEMBER 1, 2017 (DIPR): A day after the State Cabinet passed new Transfer and Posting Policy, the Revenue Department today allotted postings to the newly recruited SDCs’ through draw of lot. Stating that the new method of posting is implemented to curb corruption, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam said cooperation from MLAs, elected members and the public is needed to make Manipur corruption free.

Speaking to the mediapersons at the Conference Hall of Old Secretariat, the Minister said the Revenue Department under him is initiating ‘choose your own transfer through lottery’ for the new recruits, which is a step towards fulfilling Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a corruption free India.

Minister Karam Shyam said the Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh is determined towards making Manipur a corruption free state.  Stating that the full potential of the youths of the State have been eroded due to corruption, he said, it is the responsibility of each and every citizen to bring a good governance in the State.

The Minister also had a word of advice for the new recruits stating that sincere and efficient officers, after completion of 2 years (under the new Transfer and Posting Policy), will be given suitable postings based on their performance. The newly recruited SDCs’ of the Revenue Department chose their place of posting through draw of lots in front of the media. The Minister said he hopes that other government departments will also follow such method of posting model which is devoid of corruption.

Altogether 48 newly recruited SDCs’ including 17 female officers chose their postings today. Shri M Joy, Special Secretary, Revenue and MAHUD, Shri Th. Chittaranjan Singh, Commissioner, Revenue were present at the function.

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